ASSAM: 34,606 CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGE GROUP 0-18 TESTED COVID POSITIVE IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS

COVID-19 has become a danger for the children in Assam as cases of children being infected with the virus have been rising at a shocking rate.

According to National Health Mission, Assam, 34,606 children between the age group of 0-18 years have been infected with the virus from April 1 to June 26th. Additional analysis showed that a total of 5755 cases belonged to less than 5 years and 28851 to 6 to 18 years age groups.

The COVID positive case among the above category varies from district to district.

• Kamrup Metro has the highest caseload; 5,346 children were found infected with COVID. This stands at 10.04% out of the total caseload of 53,251 of the district.

• Dibrugarh follows next with 2,430 COVID cases, which stands at 12.19% of children infected out of a total of 19,937 COVID cases.

• Nagaon is placed third with 2,288 COVID cases, which stands at 14.38% of children infected out of a total of 15,910 cases.

• Kamrup rural is placed fourth with 2,023 COVID cases, which stands at 11.75% of children infected out of a total of 17,216 cases.

• Sonitpur is fifth with 1,839 COVID cases, which stands at 13.89% of children infected against the total of 13,239 COVID cases.

Similarly, different districts have more or fewer numbers of COVID infected persons belonging to less than 18 years of age group.

Thereby the Health Department of Assam is rigidly following the guidelines issued by the Government of India regarding Paediatric COVID administration and has already initiated a slew of steps to address and manage COVID infection among the vulnerable age groups.

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